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Bug 307626 - add additional default panel launchers?
add additional default panel launchers?
Product: gnome-panel
Classification: Other
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Panel Maintainers
Panel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-14 13:55 UTC by Luis Villa
Modified: 2005-06-21 12:03 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Luis Villa 2005-06-14 13:55:42 UTC
Well, I don't know :) But they are currently:
* nautilus
* gnome-terminal

That doesn't seem right. Going by the tours on (finally, a use!) some
defaults from our big distributors are:

* Ubuntu: $WEB_BROWSER, evolution, yelp
* JDS: nothing, oddly

So it seems like there is a strong consensus for epiphany and evolution; Yelp
seems reasonable, and we don't ship a word processor, so I'm sort of mixed on
that one ATM. Seth, Bryan?

[Making this priority High and 2.12 stopper because, well, a terminal is lame.
And I'd like to ship a liveCD to at least 100K users with a strict default
setup, so this actually has an impact.]
Comment 1 Bryan W Clark 2005-06-14 14:58:42 UTC
Well we setup the FC order, so that's what I think Seth and I would both
recommend.  Slight changes are obvious for GNOME, it would be epiphany, evolution

I wouldn't add yelp to the list, we have it as a top level menu item under
Desktop and it's not really a commonly used program.  I'm sure the idea is to
help people find help, but in reality no one seriously knows that the life
preserver will help them figure out how to search their mail and it doesn't even
open to context sensitive help.

Definitely a good thing to drop the terminal and nautilus.
Comment 2 Luis Villa 2005-06-14 20:08:12 UTC
So should we close this bug then? Vincent Untz has replaced terminal and
nautilus with evo and ephy, and it doesn't seem like we'll get consensus on
anything else if you're not going to push it, Bryan, so... I'm tempted to say
just close it. 

Certainly isn't a 2.12 stopper anymore, at any rate...
Comment 3 Bryan W Clark 2005-06-14 20:34:02 UTC
Ok, lets close this and if people want to push for more stuff we can have
separate bugs for that.
Comment 4 Dave Wolovich 2005-06-14 21:14:35 UTC
Wait! We can't get rid of the terminal launcher, yet.  See bug 138063 and bug
Comment 5 Murray Cumming 2005-06-15 10:29:23 UTC
They aren't removing the terminal, just the launcher icon from the panel. It's
still in the menu. Those bugs are irrelevant to this.
Comment 6 Jon Cooper 2005-06-21 12:03:18 UTC
I'd actually suggest keeping the terminal launcher on the panel by default.

A lot of help for new users often includes "Open a Terminal, then type .... " -
now I don't feel the terminal is easily discoverable in its current menu
position, so removing the default launcher from the panel wouldn't be a good
thing IMO.

Distributors could always put it back, but I would suggest reconsidering this
particular change.